Don’t minimize de minimis: Understanding the newly proposed Physician Fee Rule
Jul 15, 2021
Conversion factor, telehealth, supervision requirements and health equity were all outlined in this week’s publication of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule...
Stroke survivors double functional improvement rate with vagus nerve stimulation: study
Apr 27, 2021
Vagus nerve stimulation during post-stroke rehabilitation can significantly boost the improvement rate of arm and hand function, a new study finds.
Physical, occupational therapy tied to better resident outcomes across all PALTC settings
Apr 07, 2021
Most patients in post-acute care settings reap functional benefits and see reduced rehospitalization from physical therapy and occupational therapy, finds a new study across 1.4 million Medicare beneficiaries.
Clinical briefs for Friday, Dec. 11
Dec 11, 2020
Chicago to offer all adults COVID vaccines in 2021; LTC to follow hospitals … LTC leaders have a moral responsibility to address racial inequities in facilities, influential educator says … Higher-intensity...
‘Unconscionable’ CMS services cuts may hamstring providers, LTC advocates say
James M. Berklan
Dec 03, 2020
CMS has finalized its calendar 2021 physician pay rule, which cuts physical and occupational therapy payments for nursing home patients by 9%. Some are questioning the timing of the cuts.
CMS finalizes ‘shocking’ 9% therapy cuts, while affirming vast expansion of telehealth pay provisions
James M. Berklan
Dec 01, 2020
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services formally announced Tuesday afternoon that it has finalized its calendar 2021 physician pay rule, which cuts physical and occupational therapy payments to nursing...
Interventions boost glycemic control in older African Americans with cognitive impairment
Feb 13, 2020
Culturally sensitive diabetes education can lead to improvements in glycemic control for this high-risk population, say investigators.
Stroke survivors can get therapy via virtual reality platform, study finds
Nov 25, 2019
Multi-user mode appears to be particularly engaging in a VR platform that brings together stroke survivors and remote rehabilitation therapists.
The therapy cap reborn
Jean Wendland Porter
Jan 26, 2018
At the end of 2017, Congress recessed before a decision was made on the repeal of the Part B Therapy Cap that we’ve been living with, working around, and appealing since 1998.
Bon appétit for therapy!
Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L
Sep 23, 2014
Once upon a time, in a faraway land, physical, occupational and speech therapy used to provide group therapy and often co-treat. This was a totally different time and place for the history of rehabilitation.